If you received a compressed (ZIP) file via email, or downloaded a compressed file from a certain website and don’t know how to work with it, you can use one of the free online tools that help you to decompress the files without having to download a specialized decompressor program in your computer. After decompressing, you can download the files to your computer and start using them easily.
Some file decompressors provide multiple features, such as decompressing files in RAR, TAR, etc., and not just ZIP format. Some of them also provide a preview feature that helps you know the content of the files in the compressed folder before downloading them to your computer.
Here are 7 of the most popular free online file decompression tools:
1-Unzip Online Tool:
Unzip Online is a free online file decompression tool that can be used to unzip large and small compressed (ZIP) files.
To get started with Unzip Online, all you have to do is drag and drop your file onto the home page. You can also click the button (Click to choose a file) and then choose the compressed file that you want to extract from your computer.
Unzip Online will take a little time to decompress and open the file. After that is done, you will be able to see the contents of the zip file and select the files that you want to download to your computer.
2- 123Apps Tool:
123Apps tool allows you to decompress a variety of different compressed file formats such as ZIP, 7z, RAR, and others. To get started with this tool, you can upload a file from Google Drive or Dropbox, or add a URL.
You can also upload a file by dragging and dropping it to the main screen of the tool or by clicking on the (Choose a file from your computer) button. After the tool opens the zip file, you can download the files and documents in it to your computer individually
3- ezyZip Tool:
If you’re not sure of the contents of the ZIP file you want to decompress and prefer not to download any unnecessary files, ezyZip might be just what you’re looking for.
ezyZip allows you to quickly and easily decompress any file. You can upload your files directly from your computer, from Dropbox, or by dragging and dropping, and after completing the decompression, this tool allows you to preview the files before downloading them, as you can open some files to preview their contents by clicking on the (Preview) button, then you can download the necessary files in your computer.
The preview feature only works with certain file types such as TXT documents, so if you have a large ZIP file full of documents, and you’re not sure which document you want to download, this feature can be useful.
4- Files2Zip.com Tool:
Files2Zip.com is an easy-to-use tool with a simple interface, you can select a file from your computer by clicking on the (Select File) button or (Select Folder) button or you can drag and drop the zip file into the box provided.
This tool does not include a preview feature, but it does include an option to compress files, if you can click on the (Select Folder) button to upload a folder and then click on the (Zip it) option and the tool will compress it, then you can download it to your computer in the form of a compressed file.
5- Unzip-Online.com Tool:
It is another free online tool that you can use to unzip files easily. To start using this tool, download the zip file from your computer or by dragging and dropping, and the site accepts not only ZIP files, but also RAR, 7z, and TAR files.
After unzipping the file, you will be able to easily see the contents of the ZIP file, and then select one or more files within it to download. Unzip-Online.com allows uploading zip files up to 200MB in size.
6- ASPOSE tool:
The ASPOSE tool allows you to upload your files from Dropbox and OneDrive, in addition to uploading from your computer, dragging and dropping the file to the space provided for decompression, or by adding a link to the file (URL).
The negative thing about using this tool is that it is very slow, and the file names are shown only when you download it, which can be annoying for many.
7- ExtendsClass Unzip Online Tool:
ExtendsClass is simple and easy to use, you can drag and drop the compressed file into the decompress box, or choose a file from your computer in ZIP, RAR, or TAR format and the tool will quickly decompress the file, then you can choose the files you want to download.